Success by Association
Ask anyone who has ever become active in a non profit organization and chances are they will tell you that they get far more out of it than they have ever given. The experience of belonging to an organization adds a different perspective to their everyday lives and provides valuable insight into the industry and the people that make up the industry.
The most popular feature offered by the association is it’s specially designed educational agenda. Courses are offered throughout the year on a variety of subjects ranging from Fundamentals of Electricity to Troubleshooting PLC’s, from Fire Alarm Installation to
Industrial & Commercial Power Distribution. The Education Committee meets regularly to assess membership needs and identify course content/instructors. Membership entitles all employees of member companies FREE admission.
Several functions are held each year which provide a venue to network and entertain customers and employees. These include the Bowling Party [March]; Electrical Week Luncheon [February]; Casino Night [May], Golf Tournament [July], Red Wings Night [August], and Clambake [September].
Every three years, the Association sponsors a trade show for the benefit of the electrical community. Exhibitors get to show their latest lines and products and attendees get to see everything new in one sweeping visit. Distributors serve as “Hosts” by providing seminars and food and beverage. Members wishing to exhibit receive a discount providing they are a current member. The next show will be in October 2022.
The Association responds to several hundred inquiries for qualified electricians each year. A Referral List is maintained and three contractors are provided for each inquiry. Contractors are required to apply for this program and to meet several qualifications in order to be eligible.
The Association awards two $1,000 Academic Scholarships and two $500 School-to-Work Scholarships. They are awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants who are children/wards of member companies. Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of academic achievement and personal characteristics by a Scholarship Selection Committee composed of non-Electrical Association members.